by WO Admin | Greenwich
Primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are continuing to outperform schools across the country according to the latest test results published by the Government this week.
|Deputy Leader of the |
Royal Borough of Greenwich,
Cllr John Fahy pose for a photo
with school children. (Credit: via JF)
The figures also show that Greenwich’s most able students are being stretched to bring out the best in them – while five-year-olds continue to demonstrate the benefit of the early years support offered across the Royal Borough.
Eleven-year-olds in the Royal Borough are doing particularly well in national tests. The numbers achieving the high standard of Level 4 or above this year in reading, writing and maths was 87%. Last year’s figure nationally, for the same standard, was 79%.
The proportion who achieved the even higher standard of level 5 or above in all three subjects was 35% (compared with 24% nationally, last year).
The latest Government figures also show how well Greenwich’s five-year-olds are continuing to develop
Following last year’s tables that confirmed more five-year-olds in Greenwich were achieving the expected levels of development than anywhere else in the country, this year’s tables show Greenwich continuing to outstrip the national performance. Of the five-year-olds assessed this year, more than three-quarters (77%) are achieving the expected level of social and intellectual development, compared with a national rate of 60% last year.
Cllr John Fahy, Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “These are excellent results and show that our primary schools are continuing to do exceptional work in bringing out the very best from our young people.
“It is particularly pleasing to see how well our high-ability pupils are performing. This shows the success of the work being done by our schools – with active support from the Royal Borough - to stretch those pupils.
“The high levels of development by our five-year-olds is also very gratifying to see, and underlines the importance of our children’s centres in providing good quality support for young children and their families.”